(Hyannis, November 25, 2019) The Cape Cod Hospital Blood Bank is in urgent need of O negative blood donors. While all blood types are needed on a regular basis, there is currently a shortage of O Negative, in particular. Those with O Negative blood are considered “universal donors,” since the blood can be transfused to almost any patient in need, regardless of their blood type. This puts O Negative donors in the unique position to help people who are in critical need of blood. Several Cape Cod Healthcare blood drives are scheduled in the coming weeks, including: Wednesday, November 27th Falmouth Hospital 10 am – 3:30 pm 100 Ter Huen Drive Falmouth Friday, November 29th 11am – 5 pm Market Basket 1 Factory Outlet Rd Bourne Wednesday, December 4th 12 – 5 pm Chatham Community Center 702 Main Street Chatham Saturday, December 7th 10 am– 4 pm Brewster for the Holidays Lemon Tree Village 1069 Route 6A Brewster Tuesday, December 10th 12:30 – 5 pm Seamen’s Bank 2746 Route 6 Wellfleet Wednesday, December 11th 12 noon – 6 pm @ Bass River Rod & Gun Club 621 Route 6A Yarmouthport Thursday, December 12th 10 am – 4 pm Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 869 Route 6A Brewster Friday, December 13th 11 am – 4:30 pm St. Joan of Arc 61 Canal Rd Orleans Donations can also be made at the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Blood Donor Center at Cape Cod Hospital. The Donor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To make an appointment to donate blood or to find an upcoming blood drive in your area, please visit www.capecodhealth.org/give-Blood. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.